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Coloured illustrations of British birds, and their eggs


Published 1842
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First octavo ed.; based upon Meyer's Illustrations of British birds, published in 9 folio volumes between 1835 and 1850

Issued in parts

Vol. 3-7 published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co

Vol. 1-5 printed by S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley; v. 6-7 printed by S. & J. Bentley and Henry Fley

Engraved vignette on t.p.'s

Collation of each volume: v. 1. iv, 230 p., 62 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 1-45, 12 unnumbered egg plates, and 5 unnumbered uncolored plates); v. 2. iv, 233, [1] p., 58 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 46-90, and 13 unnumbered egg plates); v. 3. iv, 240 p., 60 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 91-135, and 15 unnumbered egg plates); v. 4. iv, 214, [2] p., 60 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 136-180, and 15 unnumbered egg plates); v. 5. iv, 192 p., 60 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 181-225, and 15 unnumbered egg plates); v. 6. iv, 185 p., 60 leaves of plates (45 colored plates numbered 226-270, 14 unnumbered egg plates, and 1 unnumbered uncolored plate); v. 7. viii, 206 p., 71 leaves of plates (52 colored plates numbered 271-322, 17 unnumbered egg plates, and 2 unnumbered uncolored plates)

The numbers 133-134 were omitted from the pagination of v. 7 by the printer, with no loss of text

"[L]ist of the principal London bird-stuffers": v. 7, p. 202

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Wood, C.A. Vertebrate zoology

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.

Raymond M. Sutton, Jr.;

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SCNHRB has two copies: c. 1 is complete; and c. 2 lacks the illustrated leaves of plates

SCNHRB c. 1 has plate 55 misbound after plate 56 in v. 2

SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplates: 1. (Armorial) Daniel Rutter; 2. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased with funds from Celia Barteau

SCNHRB c. 1 has a later green half-leather binding with marbled paper boards; gilt-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; and top-edge gilt; re-backed

SCNHRB c. 2 is imperfect: p. 141-144 (to accompany plate CLXIV, the Heron) are wanting in v. 3. None of the leaves of plates are present in c. 2

SCNRHB c. 2 has armorial bookplate of Mark Rolle, with motto: Nec rege nec populo sed utroque

SCNHRB c. 2 has a gilt-tooled half-leather binding with brown embossed cloth boards, raised bands, and red sprinkled edges


Volume v. 3 (1846)
Publisher London : G.W. Nickisson
Pages 378
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number 39088015014806
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity
Notes irregular page numbering. leaf 363: printed upside-down

Full catalog record MARCXML

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